Hitler’s SS: Portrait Of Evil
Well, those SS were a rum bunch, weren’t they? Bill Nighy and John Shea play a pair of brothers from Stuttgart whose varying fortunes through the 1930s and 40s give us our hook into what can only be described as a ‘Nazi Greatest Hits’ TV movie: Economic collapse! Degenerate Weimar nightclub comics! Them SA dudes were totally gay! Night of the Long Knives! Kristallnacht! (“If I had any Jewish friends I would advise them to keep their heads down for a few days…”) Invading Poland! Invading Russia! Heydrich assassinated! Trains to the death camps! Berlin in ruins! All a bit pants, really.
Auf Liebe Zum Volk AKA I Love You All!
Well put together documentary – archive images, ethereal voices, lingering eye – on the work of the Stasi in East Germany, through the stories of those who worked for it.
Marele Jaf Comunist AKA Great Communist Bank Robbery
Fascinating documentary about a propaganda documentary made by the Romanian Soviet regime about a bank robbery.